Thursday, July 29, 2010

fashion ideas

Just thought I'd post these images from fashion projects we're working on. The Le Corbusier print on the Margarita dress is amazing , just waiting for the weather and we'll be printing them.

The other images come the development of new jewellery.

Tokyo artwork leaves studio

Artwork left the studio for Tokyo today. Our latest project with Hitomi Iketani. Bright, fresh colour, the artwork has been uplifting, keeping our spirits high through the wintery conditions.
We love having regular projects in Japan, and great to have Hitomi looking after us over there.

The studio feels cold and very empty now it's all gone.

Onward and upward ! New projects waiting for room on the print tables, the walls will soon dancing to a new tune.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Jon Campbell photo session

We hung up some of the Jon Campbell work commissioned by the Melbourne Art Fair for a photo shoot last week.

Loved the images of the newspaper photographer getting Jon up on the printing tables for the shots, the photographer striking poses, everyone oblivious - getting on with their work, even Jon seems unimpressed.

An idea for an artwork there somewhere.

The Aesthetics of Saving workshop

Images from the studio recording the State of Design workshop to coincide with our current exhibition project the Aesthetics of Saving at spacecraft south.

Great group, very motivated to get their transformations completed. We could have done with a couple of dedicated screen washers, more time to talk about what was made, a bit more time for woodwork activities...

Very worthwhile experience, I feel the participants will have expanded their vocabulary in the area of print and would be able to return with more confidence when the idea / opportunity arises.

Fun to give spacecraft fans the opportunity to select their favourite designs and pull ink through screens like Peppercorn, architectural dots, St Marks... and to go home with a one off spacecraft object. Tess McCabe won a place on the workshop courtesy of the The Design Files, thanks Lucy.

I'm now looking at the feasibility / demand for regular workshops.

Monday, July 12, 2010

spacecraft - Gertrude Street Projection Festival

Photos sort of showing spacecraft's contribution to the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. I'll ask Clara to take some better images and perhaps a film documentation. That would mean I'd have to figure out how to put a film up on the blog. Watch this space.

Our short film has a punchline, worth having a look at the street, it's up until the 19th July.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Aesthetics of Saving ( part two ) - work progressing

Working on the The Aesthetics of Saving show today for State of Design. Ban on new ideas, all thinking limited to the projects we've already started. Worked on the strapping for the stripped back chair. Jeannette finished all the patchwork and Jonathan has already started the upholstery for the pair of the transformed chairs.

Adam's in tomorrow evening, so we're on track. Starting to think about the installation, the image(s) for the billboard, the garments for the workshop, getting the invites out for the opening, which means I'm on track.